Byron Scott

Professor Emeritus

Director Emeritus, European Union Center

Missouri School of Journalism
Columbia, MO 65211-1200


BYRON SCOTT (a.k.a. “Scotty”) came to Missouri in 1986 to take its first endowed chair, the Meredith Chair in Service Journalism, which he relinquished 10 years later to concentrate on international journalism. A veteran newspaper reporter and magazine writer and editor in five different American cities, he also has worked as a teacher and journalist in more than 40 different countries. He was the school’s international programs coordinator, 1994-2001. His research and teaching interests include the role of the media in transitional societies, international investigative reporting and cognitive processes in writing. He previously headed the magazine sequence at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. As an emeritus faculty member, Scott continues to consult, write and work with graduate students.

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